Let it be known, that when I discuss politics here, I welcome dissenting views. It never ceases to amaze me when folks get upset about Flip Flopping politicians. I argue, if a person stays static in his/her views for an entire lifetime, then surely, that person has not grown much. No? Therefore, folks need to hear ideas that may make them uncomfortable or hell, even piss them off. I do not consider comments that disagree with me trollish. I do consider comments that refer to me with some sort of negative adjective to be in the category of Trollish. I feel so fortunate to not have received a troll on this wee site thus far.
I guess what I am getting at is this: when I write about politics here it is primarily to just vent and perhaps, poke some fun in the process. If the drivel I blather on about happens to make someone think a bit, that would be great. If it makes them chuckle? Even better. Personally, I love reading others' political views. If I read your blog on a regular basis, there is a good chance that I would like to read your political view as well.
I will be voting the Obama/Biden ticket. Not because I think it is the best ticket, but because I think it is the better ticket. I do not have issues directly with McCain - if he was the same politician now as he was in 2000, he might have gotten my vote. However, Palin does concern me with her lack of knowledge. Will I vote the Democrat ticket for the rest of my life? Who knows?
My greatest political inspiration is my Aunt Peggy. It still makes me cry that she did not live to see this incredible, historic election. It pains me to no end that I will never know what she thought of the candidates. Earlier this year, when I attempted to discuss the election with her, she replied "Oh honey, I won't be here for it." I miss her so much, it hurts. Until the month prior to her death, Aunt Peggy read the Kansas City Star and the New York Times nearly every day. In her later years, she changed her staunch, conservative stance on many, many critical political views and in the end, was fairly liberal in her thinking. She even used to shake her head and say "I am afraid I am going to die a Democrat." No, no, no...... I am not saying that everyone should become a liberal as they get older, but I am saying that a person should never, ever stop reading, listening, discussing, arguing, agreeing and learning. And laughing. Do not forget the laughing.
Now, shall we move on to something sweeter?